October 4, 1991 |
Golden West College's monthlong "Fall Foreign Film" series begins tonight with "Cinema Paradiso," the winner of the 1989 Oscar for best foreign film. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, it stars Philippe Noiret and Leopoldo Trieste and traces the tender relationship between a boy and a movie projectionist in a small Italian town. The series will continue on Oct.
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June 21, 2008 |
Jean Delannoy, 100, a classic French filmmaker who adapted novels by Victor Hugo and Andre Gide and won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize in 1946, died Wednesday at his home in Guainville, southwest of Paris, the local city hall said, without providing the cause of death. Many of his films, starring actors including Jean Gabin, Jean Marais and Michele Morgan, were French box office successes in the 1940s and '50s. But Delannoy's classic style went out of fashion in the 1960s, when he was derided by the more avant-garde New Wave filmmakers, including Francois Truffaut.
May 27, 2006 |
A 1977 Francois Truffaut interview and the original manuscript of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" are among items France has put online, aiding President Jacques Chirac's goal to blunt the "Anglo-Saxon" dominance of the Web. About 100,000 television and radio broadcasts were posted online recently by the state-owned French National Audiovisual Institute as it opened a digitized catalog.